Entertainment The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s  

Lisa Waugh
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The '90s for Saturday Night Live was just as tumultuous as the '80s had be as NBC executives continued to mess with the show's content and got rid of cast members they didn’t like, such as Adam Sandler and Chris Farley. Lorne Michaels stood his ground, or tried to, and continued to go after fresh talent, making way for Will Ferrell, Jimmy Fallon, and Chris Rock. Despite the ups and downs, there was some great comedy happening on the SNL stage in the 1990s. Which '90s SNL cast members were the greatest?

As Michaels stacked up the cast, a rift occurred between the vets and the newbies, making life in general very tense. When key players Phil Hartman and Dana Carvey left, the gap widened. Saturday Night Live suffered from this upheaval and was, at times, uneven. SNL was definitely having an identity crisis and change was needed. However, as audiences tuned in and out, Will Ferrell became a star and some of the most memorable and best Saturday Night Live characters were born.

Despite the drama, the cast of Saturday Night Live in the nineties was full of great talent and some of funny people who would go down in history as the best comedians of all time. If you were in charge of SNL in the '90s, which cast members would have been your go-tos? Upvote the best SNL featured players and cast members who were on the show in the '90s below!

list ordered by

1
200 43
Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
Dec. at 33 (1964-1997)
1990 - 1995

2
166 44
Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 51
1995 - 2002

3
153 34
Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 55
1989 - 1995 

4
152 36
Dana Carvey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 63
1986 - 1993 

5
154 50
Phil Hartman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
Died at 50 (1948-1998)
1986 - 1994 

6
148 46
Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 52
1990 - 1995 

7
137 47
David Spade is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 54
1990 - 1996

8
132 43
Norm Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 55
1993 - 1998

9
105 53
Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 54
1990 - 1993

10
88 43
Darrell Hammond is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 63
1995 - 2009

11
88 43
Kevin Nealon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 65
1986 - 1995

12
96 46
Cheri Oteri is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 56
1995 - 2000

13
86 44
Rob Schneider is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 55
1990 - 1994

14
90 50
Jon Lovitz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 61
1985 - 1990

15
111 60
Jimmy Fallon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 44
1998 - 2004

16
84 48
Molly Shannon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 54
1995 - 2001

17
72 49
Tracy Morgan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 50
1996 - 2003

18
68 39
Tim Meadows is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 58
1991 - 2000

19
60 45
Jan Hooks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
Dec. at 57 (1957-2014)
1986 - 1991

20
70 53
Chris Kattan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 48
1996 - 2003

21
59 42
Ana Gasteyer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 51
1996 - 2002

22
65 50
Dennis Miller is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 66
1985 - 1991

23
69 45
Rachel Dratch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 53
1999 - 2006

24
52 45
Chris Parnell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 52
1998 - 2006

25
38 45
Jim Breuer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 51
1995 - 1998